Mark Charles: Roots of Social Injustice



At two gatherings, on April 21 and 22, we will examine the impact of the Doctrine of Discovery on historic and current racial and social injustice, guided by the visionary Navajo leader Mark Charles.

Friday, April 21, 2017:     “Truth-Telling on Racial Conflicts and the Doctrine of Discovery,” from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church, 101 Chapel Drive, Swannanoa;  Free and open to the public, donations welcome; parking is limited so try to carpool

Saturday, April 22, 2017:  Interactive Workshop on “Decoding America’s Greatness“:  what do marginalized people say about political claims to national greatness?  The afternoon session will also consider “The Difference between Power and Authority.”  Meet from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting, 137 Center Ave.,  Black Mountain; Fee is $30. up to April 1, $35. thereafter, lunch included.  Checks payable to SVFM and mailed to Paul Hultberg, 212 Richmond Hill Drive, Asheville 28806; don’t delay, limit of 30 persons.  Please include your email address and phone number, in the event of any changes or if we are over-subscribed.

Expect to:

  • learn about the philosophical and legal doctrine, born in the 15th century, that encouraged Anglo-Europeans to seize and dominate “aboriginals” in the name of God;
  • examine our own thoughts, actions, and deeds;
  • find paths to tolerance in a diverse and interdependent world.

CONTACT Paul Hultberg for more info, at or 828-505-1026

More about Mark Charles at

NOTE:  Evie Hultberg reminded us that she will share a film on the Indian Boarding Schools called “Our spirits do not speak English” on Friday, March 24,  in preparation for the April 21 and 22 Mark Charles workshop on the Doctrine of Discovery and ethnic injustice.


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